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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Toyota Aygo x-play 1.0 VVTi

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £10,195 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 95g/km Nine years. It’s a long life for any vehicle, particularly in the fast-moving, style-conscious city car segment. So it’s testament to the first-generation Aygo that … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI SE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,360 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 107g/km It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to claim that their superminis feel as grown up as the larger models in their range. But few can claim to … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 108 Active e-VTI 68

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £9,745 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 88g/km In 2005, PSA and Toyota redefined the small car segment with their cab-forward monobox city cars. No doubt tax and economical pressures have helped, but … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500S TwinAir (103bhp)

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £13,850 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 99g/km, You’d be entirely forgiven for missing the subtle updates to the Fiat 500 last year. Now almost eight years on from its glitzy launch event … Read More »

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery Sport

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover  Price: £32,395–£42,995 Fuel: 44.9–46.1mpg CO2: 157–161g/km The arrival of the new Discovery Sport may herald the end of the ageing Freelander 2 but it also groups the Land Rover model line-up into … Read More »

First Drive: DS 4 BlueHDI 120

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: TBC Fuel: 74.3–76.3mpg CO2: 97–100g/km That title isn’t a mistake. With DS taking its first steps as a solus premium brand, this car’s time wearing a Citroën badge is limited. … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A1

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £15,390–£26,110 Fuel: 40.4–80.7mpg CO2: 99–166g/km More cut and thrust. That’s how Audi’s marketing department will be promoting the mid-term revisions on the A1. And within that four-word strap-line they’ve actually managed … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai i20

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £10,695–£16,725 Fuel: 42.2–88.3mpg CO2: 84–155g/km Roll back the clock just a few short years, and it would be hard to imagine Hyundai challenging the stalwarts of the highly competitive supermini sector. … Read More »

First Drive: Smart ForTwo

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £11,125–£13,820 Fuel: 68.9–67.3mpg CO2: 93–97g/km Over the years, with 1.6 million sold, the ForTwo has becomes synonymous with urban life and for a number of businesses, has proved a distictinctive … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twingo Play Sce 70

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £9,995 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 105g/km The third generation Renault Twingo is one of those products which reminds you how brilliant the French manufacturers are at small cars. Compact, stylish and … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTi Tech Line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £23,175 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 109g/km, Positioned as the seven-seat alternative to the Insignia, Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer is one of those unusual cars which not only manages the tough requirements of a … Read More »

First Drive: Smart ForFour

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £11,620–£13,720 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 97g/km If you remember the last Smart ForFour, it was a collaboration with Mitsubishi that proved to be a lukewarm effort. After the innovation of the … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz B-Class

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact MPV Price: £21,500–£30,050 Fuel: 50.4–78.5mpg CO2: 94–134g/km Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to founding the premium MPV segment with the original A-Class back in 1998. But, with the latest version of its entry-level … Read More »

First Drive: Fiat 500X

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £14,595–£25,845 Fuel: 56.5–74.3mpg CO2: 109–144g/km You could be forgiven for thinking the new 500X is Fiat merely cashing in on the 500 family successes. After all, it took an oddball MPV, … Read More »

First Drive: Suzuki Swift 1.2 DualJet SZ4

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,539 (est) Fuel: 65.7mpg CO2: 99g/km With the tide of opinion starting to turn against diesels, driven by air quality concerns and the rising cost of complying with emissions regulations, it’s … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa

3 years ago / 1 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £8,995–£15,980 Fuel: 47.9–88.3mpg CO2: 85–139g/km There are few cars which can claim to have touched the lives of as many motorists as the Vauxhall Corsa. An affordable first car, ubiquitous with driving … Read More »

Road Test: BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £46,395 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 156g/km When BMW launched the X6 back in 2008, there was some confusion as to whether the market’s first “sports activity coupe” was a niche too far. … Read More »

Road Test: MINI One D

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,890 Fuel: 83.1mpg CO2: 89g/km Of all the myriad trim levels and option packs available for the new MINI, it’s the basic One version that fits closest to the design brief … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo V40 D4

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £24,570–£28,220 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 99g/km Let’s forget about any preamble and cut straight to the chase; the D4 is the engine the V40 has been waiting for. We’ve driven this … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large Executive Price: £31,955–£35,485 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km After three years and more than 500,000 sales, Audi has decided the time has come to give the A6 a bit of makeover. And, like … Read More »